The Department of the Environment’s ‘Strategic Planning Policy Statement for Northern Ireland’ – Planning for Sustainable Development (SPPS), has been published in final form following a period of extensive engagement with key planning stakeholders.
“Publishing the SPPS unlocks development potential, supports job creation and will aid economic recovery but not at the expense of our planet, environment and people. It consolidates over 800 pages of existing policy in to a single document and brings clarity and certainty to important planning matters throughout the North.”
“The SPPS will enable councils to be flexible in bringing forward planning policy tailored to local circumstances through their new Local Development Plans.”
Mark H Durkan, Minister for the Environment